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Ampache: Insecure temporary file usage



Ampache: Insecure temporary file usage
Ampache: Insecure temporary file usage



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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200812-22
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    Severity: Normal
       Title: Ampache: Insecure temporary file usage
        Date: December 23, 2008
        Bugs: #237483
          ID: 200812-22

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Synopsis
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An insecure temporary file usage has been reported in Ampache, allowing
for symlink attacks.

Background
=========
Ampache is a PHP based tool for managing, updating and playing audio
files via a web interface.

Affected packages
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       Package           /  Vulnerable  /                     Unaffected
      -------------------------------------------------------------------
    1  www-apps/ampache       < 3.4.3                           >= 3.4.3

Description
==========
Dmitry E. Oboukhov reported an insecure temporary file usage within the
gather-messages.sh script.

Impact
=====
A local attacker could perform symlink attacks to overwrite arbitrary
files with the privileges of the user running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
=========
All Ampache users should upgrade to the latest version:

      # emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=www-apps/ampache-3.4.3"

References
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    [ 1 ] CVE-2008-3929
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-3929 

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200812-22.xml 

Concerns?
========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at 
http://bugs.gentoo.org. 

License
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Copyright 2008 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 




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